In Search of Acadia’s Public Gardens

Wherever I travel, I am drawn to seeking out public botanical gardens much like a hummingbird is attracted to Monarda or Lupinus or Aquilegia.  Just as the hummingbird gets its nourishment from these flowers, visiting gardens and walking in nature sustains me.  My love of gardening and the art of landscape design has its foundation … Continue reading In Search of Acadia’s Public Gardens

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Settling in at Acadia NP

“My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires.”  - Hazrat Inayat Khan I’ve completed my first two full weeks of work at Acadia NP and celebrated after the first week with an 8-mile round trip hike up Cadillac Mountain.   It was a cool, cloudy start to the morning but quickly … Continue reading Settling in at Acadia NP

Photograph Tales 5 – Amateur Photography Primer 3

It’s sugaring season in Vermont.  It represents, to me, the beginning of the end of winter!  I walked back to our sugarhouse a few days ago to shoot some pictures and reminisced about the days when we built the sugarhouse and started tapping our own small sugarbush.  We used to put in about 70 taps … Continue reading Photograph Tales 5 – Amateur Photography Primer 3

Photography Tales 4 – Amateur Photography Primer 2

“Buying a Nikon does not make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner.”  - Anonymous I love it!  I couldn’t resist this quote!  I’ve seen it written many times that it’s not the camera that makes a good photographer.   That seems like common sense, right? A great picture can be taken with any … Continue reading Photography Tales 4 – Amateur Photography Primer 2